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#1 saganot

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Posted 23 November 2002 - 05:10 PM

Hello everyone,

I've been trying to write a movie script based on Enemy Unknown but I know I won't have fully the time required. Therefore anyone who wants to cooperate with me in this work, just write an e-mail.

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Posted 24 November 2002 - 01:23 AM

You're too late...  just look at this and you will know what I mean: http://angelfire.com.../bobafettfilms/

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Posted 24 November 2002 - 09:13 AM

they even have XTC in their links. cool! their Christian as well.
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Posted 24 November 2002 - 01:49 PM

I think its cool that they make an X-COM movie but this Christian thingy it doesnt really work with alien thingy. cuz christian beliefs is like " oh, we are the only ones and the earth is the center of the universe cuz gawd made it" so i really dont get it. :devil:  :D

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Posted 24 November 2002 - 11:07 PM

if there is a movie, I wonder if they will have characters named virgil gallagher, nick jones.. etc.. etc.. :D
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Posted 25 November 2002 - 03:17 AM

Heh, the Christian thing can be adapted, but that is not the argument to have here.  Kitat wasn't mentioning that because he thought the movie was going to be a religious one.
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Posted 25 November 2002 - 06:42 AM

nope. whats wrong with a little fiction? as you can see, i'm Christian and yet i'm happy with x-com. just don't take it to heart. :D
btw, the author of Lord of the rings is Christian.
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Posted 25 November 2002 - 01:40 PM

Which is interesting, because Middle Earth hardly mentions any religion - just magic. D&D has Clerics, Middle Earth doesn't.
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Posted 25 November 2002 - 06:48 PM

does middle earth have paladins?
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Posted 26 November 2002 - 09:45 PM

D&D... do u mean Dungeons and Dragons or Drakar och Demoner cuz where i come from (sweden) theres a paper rpg thats called Drakar och Demoner (Dragons and Demons) and i know that Drakar och Demoner has been exported to other countries so i was just wondering... :D
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Posted 28 November 2002 - 01:58 AM

actually, the whole LotR world is supposed to be some kind of Bible thingy. dun know.....soromon is supposed to be the devil or something. well, at least thats what my friends tell me....
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Posted 28 November 2002 - 01:23 PM

I didn't get that impression when I read it.

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Posted 22 February 2003 - 03:11 AM

Saganot - If you even read these forums anymore, you are not too late to write a movie script for UFO.  They guys at Boba Fett films are making a "homemovie" style X-COM movie, not exactly hollywood.

I am VERY interested in making a hollywood movie for X-COM, so if anyone would ever like to help me out in converting my fanfic (which I hope to make into a book) into a script, or just has any ideas in general about making a real box-office X-COM drop me a line.

As for the makers of the movie being christian, I don't see how that has any bearing on anything.  I don't think their movie has jesus in it, or god throwing lightning bolts at sectoids, so I don't even see the relevance.

X-COM the game had no religious ideals in it, so I don't think any movie should either.
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Posted 22 February 2003 - 03:16 AM

Fox, on Feb 22 2003, 04:11 AM, said:

X-COM the game had no religious ideals in it, so I don't think any movie should either.
It sure has a lot of religious implications....if it were the aliens that created man and not God, then most of the world's religions would just been thrown out of the window.  :D
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Posted 22 February 2003 - 01:51 PM

Heheh, true indeed. Though I think that except for alien cultists or any other extremisits that have some relation to the crisis, that would be pretty much it as far as religion goes. :D
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Posted 24 February 2003 - 08:09 PM

By religious I mean a belief, the game simply presented an idea that the brain said, and could very well have been bullshit to try and save itself.  

What I'm trying to say is that, any person who makes a movie should stay away from any kind of religious stuff.  You don't want to turn X-COM into some stupid religious promotion, and you'll turn away fans.

I know I wouldn't want to see an X-COM movie if before every battle the soldiers prayed to god and believed that with god's help they'd win the day.  Naturally a few soldiers would do that, in fact in my fanfic there's a moslem and a jew that do their little cross around the heart before battle.  I'm just saying that a movie should not be opinionated, as to push some viewers away.

X-COM was an action/scifi game, and the movie should be as well.
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Posted 24 February 2003 - 08:29 PM

You can make the movie as seen through the eyes of a Sirius Cultist....

"Infidels! Heretics! Burn! Burn! Burn" *Fires incendiary auto-cannon rounds at disembarking X-Com soldiers*.

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Cultist on his knees in front of a Sectoid hanging from a cross. "Oh God, I hope I have my twenty female hybrids in paradise when I became a martyr".

That way it would be possible to contact the Raelists (the guys who say we have descended from the aliens and that now are claiming to having cloned the first humans) and get some funding for the movie! Can't you just imagine that?
Now that would be cool and the only thing necessary would be to add some religion to the movie.

PS - I keep trying to convince the nice people in white about this every time they peek into my padded room but the shirt they gave me makes it difficult to move my arms.  :D
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Posted 24 February 2003 - 08:34 PM

That is a point though. The same would have to apply to other things like nationality of X-Com personnel (not to get the typical all american style again), meaning as wide an array of nationalities as possible. Though despite all this the soldiers would have to act and think like soldiers, the scientists like scientists,...

And oh yeah, not an excessive amount of catchphrases like "Take that MoFos." and so on. It isn't wrong if such a line is done something like once or *maybe* twice in the movie, but any more will simply reflect that it's more or less of a cheap attempt at getting a rise out of people. :)

EDIT: Hobbes beat me to it, so a reply to his post too. :D

It would gather support (heh, though I'm not too sure just how much funding they would provide for a movie which has a fanbase of something like 2000 people or so, with or without their religious beliefs :) ). But once again it musn't be shown to the max. What I've personnaly never seen is both sides of the opposing factions displayed on equal terms. That is to say for instance that it wouldn't be something like 90% of the movie shows X-Com efforts, 10% at most shows alien efforts, but more like 60%-40%. That way you get a perspective from both sides point of view. :) (though it may become somewhat confusing concidering the whole movie ;).
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Posted 12 March 2003 - 08:15 PM

There is no sense in worrying about anything religious in it.  If my story were made into a movie, no more than 3 seconds would be devoted to religious stuff.  It would be a scene where the main character sees two soldiers praying before battle in a skyranger.

An X-COM movie is going to have enough to show in it's 2 1/2 hours, there is no time to waste on religion.  It's an action/sci-fi movie.  Plain and simple.
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Posted 16 November 2003 - 03:41 PM

I started an X-Com screenplay a while back, but reading over it again now, I'm not really that happy with it :dontgetit:

I'd like to collaborate with you both, Saganot and Fox, if you're interested coming up with a better one :)

If you wanna read my original to see what I'd come up with, the link is here! There's 2 parts to it. There's the Intro... but then there's another part I came up with to add somewhere later on in the film that I had to write before I forgot about it...
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